Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 5 Wrapping Up

Time to put a nice bow on this whole package. We did a full round trip of exporting data from Navisworks, adding some more data, and then bringing it back in to the Navisworks file. Here are some general grab bag thoughts and resources you can use. This is a really powerful addition to the … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 5 Wrapping Up

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Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 4 Connecting Excel to Navisworks

This is the last stop on our journey. We have made selection sets in Navisworks, exported a custom list of data to a .CSV file, opened that file and added more data in Excel, and now it's time to get that new data to connect up to our items in Navisworks. We need to get … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 4 Connecting Excel to Navisworks

Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 3 Editing Data in Excel

Back in Part 2 we were able to export data from the items in our Navisworks model, with the critical step of adding a key to each item, a unique identifier that we can use to round-trip that information back into Navisworks. In this post we are going to open up the exported .CSV file, … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 3 Editing Data in Excel

Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 2 Exporting Data

The first article in this series got us through the potentially confusing steps of selecting items in our Navisworks file based on Revit criteria. Now that we have our items selected (either from the Set we made or just because we have them selected)¬†we are ready to move on to the next step; selecting the … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 2 Exporting Data

Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 1 Selecting Elements

Let's work with collecting some information from an appended Revit model in Navisworks. For my example, I need to add hardware and keying information to all of my doors. This data could be easily collected in Revit itself, but there are a lot of owners out there who don't have or use Revit; there is … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 1 Selecting Elements

Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Intro

We all know Navisworks mainly as an amazing aggregator of various model formats, but you can also link in data straight to items within the Navisworks file. This might feel like you are editing the data, but you aren't. It is still simply collecting that data and aligning it, some of that data just happens … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Intro

Add-In File Locations

Has it been two months since I posted? Yikes. Well, I had the need to track down a Revit add-in and I went to the usual spots to find it... but it wasn't there! I am used to finding my add-in reference files in one of two locations: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins for add-ins that can be accessed … Continue reading Add-In File Locations